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Candy Apple

from Cannagold

Effects built up in the mind and body like an inflatable snowman slowly dancing in a gentle breeze.

Dive into the candied apple tradition with a fruity and creamy strain that’s a sweet treat to be thankful for this holiday season.

The holidaze can be stressful, hence our version of the name, which is why we are so grateful to have Cannabis this time of year. Dealing with inflation, visiting family, daylight savings and extra traffic is worthy of a treat, and we couldn’t help but be enticed by the delicious Candy Apple by Cannagold. Grown in a controlled environment greenhouse that uses the power of the sun and supplemental lighting, Cannagold produces top shelf flower that’s rich in terpenes and features a frostiness reminiscent of indoor buds. With a wide variety of genetics covering old-school and new-hype strains, we jumped at the opportunity to sample an uplifting sativa named for a holiday sweet.

Candied apples were invented not as a tasty treat, but as a window decoration in a New Jersey candy shop in 1908. And while Cannabis was available in America at that time, there was nothing like the Candy Apple we’re smoking today – a pungent and flavorful cross of Tangie and Orange Creamsicle. First notes are warm and earthy with floral honey and green-apple spice filling the senses, followed by a complex sugared-caramel finish that lingers as the buds are broken up.

The nugs are incredibly frosty with a medium density and a perfect cure, snapping and breaking up easily for loading or rolling. First hits are super smooth – allowing for big tokes that cover the palate in a spiced apple and citrus gas flavor – before exhaling like a whisper. The smoke is so gentle on the lungs and sweet to the taste that we kept taking big rips – savoring each toke as effects built up in the mind and body like an inflatable snowman slowly dancing in a gentle breeze. 

The Candy Apple delivers a cerebral buzz that’s balanced between stony and euphoric – the perfect high for a gift shopping trip or to make an ugly sweater feel warm and comfy. With long-lasting effects and flavors worthy of the name, this strain is all the sativa you’ll need for putting the daze in your holidays.

Tangie X Orange Creamsicle

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This article was originally published in the November 2023 issue of Northwest Leaf.

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